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Recapture Spirit at Hartford’s Riverfront

Yoga, Music, Community and Healing at Spirit Festival

Spirit Festival, a three-day yoga, music, dance and healing event, will be held September 13 through 15 in Hartford, Connecticut at the Riverfront Recapture’s breathtaking system of parks on the banks of the Connecticut River.

In collaboration with and inspired by BaliSpirit Festival—named one of the top 10 yoga events in the world by Yoga Journal—Spirit Festival brings a unique blend of wellness to the United States for the first time, offering more than 60 distinct workshops, classes and performances over the course of a single weekend. The event is suitable for all skill levels (beginners to advanced practitioners) with special programming for children and people who have experienced trauma, such as veterans. Venues along the Connecticut River include the boathouse in Riverside Park, Mortensen Riverfront Plaza, Connecticut Science Center and tented spaces within the parks on the river.

Over the course of the weekend, yoga classes, concerts, workshops, lectures and other activities will provide more than 25 hours of varied, all-inclusive programming.

Yoga presenters from throughout the Northeast and beyond include:
-Peaceful Warrior Flow workshop with Pia Oliveri
-Yoga Para Todas workshop in English and Spanish with Nicole Diaz
-Soul Flow with nationally renowned teacher Kenny Frisby
-Mindful Yoga Therapy for U.S. veterans
-Workshops presented by acclaimed yogis Kiley Holliday, Meredith Evangelisti, LeoRising and Randolph Osgood.

Talks with conscious practitioners include:
-Yoga – A Sacred Rhythm with Maya Breuer
An Ayurvedic Approach to Wellness with Ali Cramer
Perfectly Imperfect: Finding Healing and Love in The Beautiful Mess of Being Human with Simon & Schuster author Chris Grosso
-Music highlights include performances by:
-All-female jazz ensemble The Fiery String Sistas
-World Music artist and author Girish
-Hartford’s own RaPoet Khaiim Kelly and Lee Mixashawn Rozie
-People of Goodwill, celebrating the musical heritage of the African Diaspora

Additional soul-connecting arts experiences include a digital art installation by Balam, a Sound Lounge by The Conduit Center, and late-night dance parties on the riverfront with DJs Kered and Wasine.

For parents who may want to include the entire family in their Spirit Festival experience, there are child-centered workshops and performances throughout the weekend including Children’s Yoga, “Trash to Tunes” with homemade instruments, puppet shows by Oompapossum, a hula workshop, and much more.
The event will also feature a vendor market selling holistic goods, healing huts offering wellness services in various modalities, and food trucks with healthy eating options.

Full weekend passes are on sale now for $245. One-day tickets are on sale now with prices ranging from $62 to $135. Children’s tickets are $25 per day and group rates are available for parties of 10 or more.

Location: Riverside Park, 20 Leibert Rd, Hartford, CT. For tickets and programming information, visit SpiritYogaFestival.com.